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Here's the Whole Story Behind the Year's Kookiest Car Ad

How can you resist this junky 1995 Ford F150?

Would you buy a used car from this man? Meet Chris Murphy, aka Dan Mayson, a voiceover artist and radio announcer from Fredericksburg, Va., whose zany, brutally honest YouTube video, designed…

Ad of the Day: Honda Explores the Strange Art of Precision Walking in This HR-V Spot

Mcgarrybowen steps right up with another eye-catcher

In a beautiful display of step-by-step precision, Honda's latest TV ad for its new HR-V focuses on walking—not driving. The new 60-second spot, "Stepping," created by mcgarrybowen London for Honda Europe,…

Hyundai Just Hacked Instagram With a Quiz That Leads You to the Right SUV

Meanwhile, Land Rover rolls out elaborate adventure stories on the platform

Here's a neat use of Instagram by Innocean USA for Hyundai—an easy-to-follow quiz that uses 18 separate Instagram accounts and nearly 400 images to help SUV buyers decide whether the…

Bob Dylan Went Electric. And You Should Too, With a Plug-In Hybrid, Says Audi

Newport sponsor invokes an iconic moment

A new hybrid-electric Audi is just like that time Bob Dylan shocked audiences by playing an electric guitar at the Newport Folk Festival, says Audi. This new video from the automaker,…

Ad of the Day: Wieden + Kennedy Shoots for the Stars in Grand 'Ignition' Film for Honda

Brand celebrates 'daring and human endeavor'

We have "Ignition." That's the title of Wieden + Kennedy London's new pan-European campaign for Honda, which uses spaceflight as a visual metaphor for bold innovation. Actually, the metaphors are mightily mixed…

Any Idea What These Remarkably Subtle Mercedes-Benz Ads Are Trying to Say?

Some clues hold the answer

Subtlety is a valuable thing in advertising, as consumers will always feel better about a brand that lets them connect the dots instead of hammering them over the head. But…

VW Designed a Baby Stroller With Automatic Braking After Joking About It in an Ad

Facebook fan's challenge accepted

Volkswagen Netherlands aired a TV spot in April in which VW owners had great expectations for their other possessions—including one mother who couldn't understand why baby strollers don't have automatic…

Why Is Every Car on the Road Black, White, Gray or Silver?

Color choices reveal more about you than you'd think

Next time you're stuck in traffic, look around: Does it seem like nearly all the cars around you are white, black or some version of silver? If so, don't blame…

Ad of the Day: Leo Burnett Brings a Colorful Fantasy to Life for Honda

CR-V spot mirrors a child's imagination

This ad by Leo Burnett Melbourne for the Honda CR-V Series II is certainly a horse of a different color. That color is pink, the hue of a young girl's favorite…

Make a Bunch of Vrooming and Squealing Car Noises, and VW Will Turn It Into a Video

Golf R's fun virtual test drive

Volkswagen wants you to feel like a kid again. A new campaign from the automaker and agency Deutsch LA cleverly invites you to create your own virtual test drive of a…

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